Thursday, July 29, 2010

The new idea...

So now that the mom is back from Afghanistan after 3 years, she and I are (Finally!) upgrading from my one bedroom to something slightly larger... 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom(!) in September and we were discussing things we'd like to do with the new space. And of course my love of all things interior design spurred me onto this random project... and then from there to my new idea for this blog.

My inspiration was based on two sort of random things:
First was the collage style of inspiration/ideas from Living In and Under $100 on the Design*Sponge blog.
The second was using three words to define a Style Statement, an idea from this book that I bought the mom for Christmas last year.

So in my usual over-exuberance I made an entire PowerPoint presentation for the mom about some new ideas for our apartment. Hopefully we can grow up out of my mishmash of college furniture and IKEA everything into something more sleek, sophisticated and comfortable. (see what I did there?)

So without further ado. The look for our new apartment. And then maybe in following posts, more fun collages on a variety of subjects. I was thinking to do some recurring themes: travel destination inspired, pop-culture/zeitgeist inspired, crayon box/color inspirations, and maybe other imagined rooms/apartments.


Baxter Sectional, West Elm    
Storage Ottoman, Urban Outfitters 
Lack Side Table, IKEA
Hudson Media Console, West Elm
Jigsaw Spine Bookshelf, West Elm
Ladder Bookshelf, ReadyMade <-- I already own/made this and it's awesome and relatively easy!
Clover Chairs, CB2
Pillows, Jonathan Adler

Urban Chair, IKEA
Formosa Tray Table, CB2
Gilles Decanter, CB2
Reflection Centerpiece, Crate and Barrel
Big Dipper Arc Lamp, CB2
Missoula Bowls, Crate and Barrel
Fab Four Dinner Set, CB2
Darjeeling Dining Table, CB2
Lotus Candleholder, CB2
Calcium Floor Vase, CB2

Grand Hat Hook, Restoration Hardware
Frameless Mirrors, Pottery Barn
display collection of sunglasses on wall using 3M mini hooks
Trones Shoe storage, IKEA
Rustic Bench, Pottery Barn
Owl Umbrella Stand, Urban Outfitters

 Sierra Bed, Crate and Barrel
Driftwood Table, Crate and Barrel
Fresh Spring Rain Quilt, BTaylor
Luxe Floor Lamp, CB2
St Barts Lounge Chair, Restoration Hardware
Lago Table Lamp, Crate and Barrel
Potted Plants, Crate and Barrel
Parson's Console, Crate and Barrel
Miles Chair, Crate and Barrel

Savern Accessories, IKEA
Tilt Bowl, Crate and Barrel
Perspective Mirror, CB2
Tommy Bahama Curtain, Bed Bath & Beyond
Orchids, Floral Art LA
Supima Towels, Lands End
Sedona Basket, Crate and Barrel

Table/Desk, IKEA
Task Lamp, PBTeen
Desk Chair, PBTeen
Paxton Wall Shelf, West Elm
Pillow, By the Sea Decor
Pillow, Wrapables
Expedit Bookcase, IKEA
Rebnes Frame, IKEA
Floor Mirror, West Elm
Malm Nightstand, IKEA
Batik Surf Paining, Charlotte H. Quinn

Turkish Towels, Restoration Hardware
Stone Resin Accessories, CB2
Pebble Mat, CB2
Matelasse Curtain, Crate and Barrel
Molger Bench, IKEA
Pebble Poster, IKEA
Candles in Upcycled Jam Jars